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Housing services

Private landlords

The private sector team manages the council responsibilities towards landlords and their tenants.

A white house with a red roof on the corner of a terrace

The private sector housing team is a part of the housing services.

It has responsibility for a range of functions aimed at improving private sector housing in East Renfrewshire, including:

  • Implementation of the terms of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006
  • Registration of Private Landlords Scheme
  • Licensing of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)
  • Private Landlord Forum

More information is available for tenants and landlords if they are considering in becoming a landlord or tenant in Scotland.  The link to the Renting Scotland Website can be found on the external website box on this page.

  • Houses in multiple occupation

    What rented properties require an HMO licence, how to apply, what you need to provide and the fees involved.

  • Private landlord forum

    How to join the next private landlord forum, the date for the next event and notes from previous meetings.

  • Private landlord registration

    How to register as a landlord with East Renfrewshire council and information for letting agents on new requirements from September 2018.

  • Private sector leasing - keys: Hand with pen & keys

    Private Sector Leasing scheme

    Information on our Private Sector Leasing Scheme which we use to provide temporary accommodation for homeless people.


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